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by NachtRitter84
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: HT Engine
Topic: Looks like it’s time for an engine swap
Replies: 3
Views: 11264

Re: Looks like it’s time for an engine swap

A bit of necro posting here but it’s in the same vein so I didn’t see a need for a new thread. I have a 2005 sxt with a blown motor and a 2.4l non turbo pt engine. Same deal as listed above? Both are from automatics. So as I understand it I will need: PT: motor mounts Exhaust manifold PS pump and re...
by NachtRitter84
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Car is redlining itself with no driver input
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Car is redlining itself with no driver input

Notes: I don’t have floor mats. I think it may be a broken pedal return spring since the gas peddle is…. Loose as a goose suddenly.
by NachtRitter84
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Car is redlining itself with no driver input
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Car is redlining itself with no driver input

So that brake light is still on, we’ll preface with that - I replaced brakes, master cylinder, serviced the ATX(twice) replaced the two non-timing belts, threw new pack coil and wires on it. The car had, after all, been sitting in a yard for a year before I bought it so basic tune up stuff seemed in...
by NachtRitter84
Sat Oct 02, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: My ECU seems to be stuck in ‘learn mode’ for the security chip keys
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: My ECU seems to be stuck in ‘learn mode’ for the security chip keys

That worked! Been busy as hell and didn’t get around to posting until now. Thanks much!
by NachtRitter84
Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: My ECU seems to be stuck in ‘learn mode’ for the security chip keys
Replies: 2
Views: 411

My ECU seems to be stuck in ‘learn mode’ for the security chip keys

Not really sure what topic this would go in so here goes: ‘02 SE. ATX if it matters. There is a(manually verified) security key system(needs the chip). However the car seems to be stuck in ‘learn mode’ for new keys like when you use two keys to move it into the 10 quick CEL flashes at ignition to us...
by NachtRitter84
Sun Aug 08, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: I think it might be the ECU?
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: I think it might be the ECU?

No to all the above… except the ABS thing. As far as I’m aware ABS came standard on the 02 SE. didn’t think to check the abs wheel sensors, it doesn’t have the ABS-logo light on the display panel(as I’m not present at all, illuminated or not) but that may have been added in later models? If it is a ...
by NachtRitter84
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: How much work am I looking at
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: How much work am I looking at

Undoubtedly my fault, I went to view it late at night and the guy listed it as an 03. Similar enough that I bought it before checking the title and seeing it was an 02. I should probably learn Spanish if I’m going to buy from non-English speakers.
by NachtRitter84
Sat Aug 07, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: I think it might be the ECU?
Replies: 3
Views: 795

I think it might be the ECU?

02 SE ATX. Brake indicator light won’t shut off. Brakes work absolutely fine. Midas tried to tell me it was a ‘level fill sensor(built into the master cylinder of course)’ or ‘brake switch’ however neither of these parts fixed the issue. There’s no hardness or sponginess to the brakes at all. If I t...
by NachtRitter84
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: The Sequential neon thread
Replies: 310
Views: 145600

Re: The Sequential neon thread

2002 Dodge 538459
by NachtRitter84
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: How much work am I looking at
Replies: 3
Views: 970

How much work am I looking at

The last year and a half of COVID shelved my plans for a project neon, resulting in the sale of my ATX 05. Which was fine, I had a new dart for work and things were swell. Now I find myself with time on my hands and an itch to actually project on something. Scored an ‘02 neon with 94k miles on it, a...
by NachtRitter84
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: The Sequential neon thread
Replies: 310
Views: 145600

Re: The Sequential neon thread

The Canada vin search link doesn’t work anymore. Just scored an ‘02 in almost perfect condition with under 100k in western wa, how do you find the production number now by using the vin?
by NachtRitter84
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: Help me diagnose this

weird air assembly metal thingY that draws 4-1 that hooks in between the cat and the block whose name I can’t recall, Exhaust manifold? that was it So basically it will not idle? Or just loses power when driving/low RPM? it idles fine unless I turn off all the accessories. Then it idles down low(65...
by NachtRitter84
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: Help me diagnose this

Actually on the other coast :x but... you guys this thing is going to drive me insane. I’ve dropped a new block in(800 bucks from a wrecking yard delivered) and with all the other work you ready.... it’s. Still. Doing. This. Crap. It’s narrower now - now it only happens if I have no accessories ON. ...
by NachtRitter84
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: Help me diagnose this

Yeah. Then it came back again. /headdesk - I tested the compression when it first started doing this and we were a-ok but on a whim I tested again and I’m hosed. Bottom end on 2/4 cylinders.
by NachtRitter84
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: HT Engine
Topic: Looks like it’s time for an engine swap
Replies: 3
Views: 11264

Looks like it’s time for an engine swap

My recurring idle issue finally came back around on my ‘05 ATX SXT and I’ve got bottom end compression issues so yeah. I can grab an 80k mi 05 sxt engine locally or a 94k 2.4L non turbo vin type B from a ‘06 PT cruiser - I figure if I’m doing the swap anyway... a few questions on this: It ‘should be...
by NachtRitter84
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: Help me diagnose this

Tested with pvc and it’s definitely the part. I’ll grab the new mopar replacement since it’s ... the same price as an hour for them to inspect it, which was going to be my next step anyway. Been shooting for ‘stock within 10% of all factory limits’ as stage one on the project anyway. Afterward I get...
by NachtRitter84
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: Help me diagnose this

Plastic seems worn on it, no visible holes, but the sound always comes from there, seemingly centered in the blows contraption - roommate and I played with it a bit, it’s still the factory one so probably a pinhole. Dodge calls it a ‘throttle body duct’ and it’s $150. I’ll swap it out on Monday and ...
by NachtRitter84
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: Help me diagnose this

You mean that plastic accordion box? Anybody happen to have a part number for that?
by NachtRitter84
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: Help me diagnose this

Right. Gone through everything. Almost entirely certain it’s a computer issue but my mechanic ran one of those performance Computer plugin devices, which I can’t justify dropping 2 grand to get one of, that lets you monitor performance and it wasn’t reading anything wrong(With idle, airflow, map fun...
by NachtRitter84
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Re: Help me diagnose this

147k on it. Went down the list and nothing. Mechanic thinks it’s a floating blockage somewhere in the lines. Nothing for it but to blow them all out and/or replace them all. I’m thinking he may be right as the issue got much worse after I put in a granatelli coil pack - like the extra power pushed t...
by NachtRitter84
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Help me diagnose this
Replies: 23
Views: 3520

Help me diagnose this

05 neon SXT ATX acting like it has a vacuum leak occasion and throwing a code p0441. Did the propane test and my mechanic did the carb cleaner test and neither of us found a vacuum leak. Replaced the gas cap, twice. Choppy vibrating idle at all speeds under 30mph and Idle sometimes drops to 400-500 ...
by NachtRitter84
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Mustang IAC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Re: Mustang IAC?

Ah. May have misunderstood then. Thanks.
by NachtRitter84
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Mustang IAC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1029

Mustang IAC?

Seen mention of Ford Mustang IAC being used on neons here. My IAC is finally failing to the point of either clean it daily or finally replace it so replacement incoming - any reason to do the mustang IAC with stock TB on 05 SXT?
by NachtRitter84
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Wheels / Tires
Topic: Perfect sleeper wheels?
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Perfect sleeper wheels?

Shopping around for better wheels that still look close enough to stock to not draw extra attention from law enforcement... or car prowlers. Thinking these might be perfect for my purposes, especially since planning to wrap kumho ecstas around them: https://www.ebay.com/itm/15x7-Rota-SLIPSTREAM-5x10...
by NachtRitter84
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: HT Chassis
Topic: How-To: SRT rear disc brake conversion
Replies: 80
Views: 64376

Re: How-To: SRT rear disc brake conversion

Reading through this and seeing lots of mention of the SRT rear knuckles requiring spacers - would using the rear disc setup from an R/T be any different?
by NachtRitter84
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Wheels / Tires
Topic: Kumho Ecsta 4x size in oem rims 05 sxt
Replies: 5
Views: 2772

Re: Kumho Ecsta 4x size in oem rims 05 sxt

Looking at that chart the 205/55/15 seems really close to stock with only a 3mm difference. Would the much wider tire be a better grip on cornering in wet conditions or am I do fused on how that works?
by NachtRitter84
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: How much does the pcm control?
Replies: 0
Views: 1996

How much does the pcm control?

Thoughts for a sleeper project include putting a Mercedes autoclutch transmission into my ATX ‘05 SXT - I’d like to do this at the same time as a PT Cruiser 2.4 NA swap but I’m wondering just how much fine tuning is going to be required. The autoclutch tranny uses a lot of extra electronic component...
by NachtRitter84
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: R&R on exhaust manifold upcoming
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: R&R on exhaust manifold upcoming

Pretty sure you just gave me the answer on exactly where the leak is without my asking lol. It is over correcting and burning fuel then dropping to sluggish performance with ridiculously good fuel economy then stabilizing to normal for days on end. Shorty header sounds like a mod project for another...
by NachtRitter84
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: R&R on exhaust manifold upcoming
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

R&R on exhaust manifold upcoming

2005 SXT ATX 2.0L stock. Going to do an R&R on exhaust manifold soon, pretty sure it just the gasket leaking but if I’m going through the effort anyway.... First off: how long can I get away with driving this on the daily with the exhaust leak? It’s minor right now but I know it’ll get worse with mo...
by NachtRitter84
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General 2nd Gen Discussion
Topic: Weird non vacuum idle cutout issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1941

Re: Weird non vacuum idle cutout issue

Well then. Found a series of issues which combined to make this fun. Water pump gasket was leaking and the guy I bought it off put a stop leak in. But when I flushed and filled it cleared the stop leak and the water pump gasket would leak whenever the car was running, and only when it was running - ...

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